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Effective Political Expression By Sports Organizations: A Cursory Analysis on the Reactions to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law House Bill 2

Effective Political Expression By Sports Organizations: A Cursory Analysis on the Reactions to North Carolina’s Bathroom Law House Bill 2 »

By: Tim Lauxman

Roughly $180 million.[1] That’s a (rough) estimate of economic loss from sporting events being canceled or moved from

NCAA Bylaw Modification Allows High School Baseball Draftees to Hire Sports Agents

NCAA Bylaw Modification Allows High School Baseball Draftees to Hire Sports Agents »

By: Landon Morgan

In December 2013, the Sports & Entertainment Journal published James F. Reid’s student-written article, where he discussed a much needed

Recognizing Head Injuries in Football & Concussion Litigation

Recognizing Head Injuries in Football & Concussion Litigation »

As research on TBI’s have become more prevalent, it has created difficult discussion among fans about football’s long term effect on player health, the player’s assumption of risk, and consideration of their multi-million dollar contract or sponsorship(s). - Read more...

The Lucrative Business of Athletic Apparel Agreements

The Lucrative Business of Athletic Apparel Agreements »

Over the past decade, athletic apparel partnerships between intercollegiate athletic programs and athletic apparel providers have become increasingly lucrative. In 2015, several major National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) Division I programs entered into lengthy agreements with athletic apparel companies. In the Power Five autonomy era looming in NCAA athletics, much remains to be seen regarding player compensation, and the potential impact it may have on endorsement agreements between universities and apparel providers. - Read more...

Olympic College Athletes Struggle with NCAA Regulations

Olympic College Athletes Struggle with NCAA Regulations »

Many of the nation’s finest college athletes are preparing to participate in the upcoming 2016 summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Participating athletes should keep in mind that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and its regulations will still affect them during their participation in the 2016 Olympics. - Read more...

Indian Mascots off the Reservation and Back in the Spotlight

Indian Mascots off the Reservation and Back in the Spotlight »

A painted face with symbols of war. A feathered headdress worn for sacred ceremonies. The steady beat of a leather drum. A brave giving a war cry. A garment worn to show affiliation. As thousands of fans visit their teams’ stadiums they witness vendors selling team gear, savory treats from carts, and protesters. Opposition to the honorary titles of the redskins, the Indians, the savages. - Read more...

E-Sports and the Legal Future of Online Gaming

E-Sports and the Legal Future of Online Gaming »

One hundred million people tune in every month to watch their favorite players go head to head online and on ESPN. Stadiums around the world sell out in minutes when an event comes to town. The superstars of this sport make seven figures for winning a single tournament (that’s not even including the lucrative sponsorship opportunities from companies itching to get in on the action). You may think I’m talking about baseball or basketball, but you’d be wrong. This sport brings in more viewers for a single tournament than the World Series and the NBA Finals combined. What I’m talking about is something called “e-sports” and if you don’t know about it yet, rest assured you will soon. - Read more...

Gifts, Lies, and Cover-ups from Hawaii Basketball Program

Gifts, Lies, and Cover-ups from Hawaii Basketball Program »

The University of Hawaii Manoa's athletic department has already had a rough 2015. At the end of January, Athletic Director Ben Jay received a bill of more than $500 from a Riverside, California hotel for the cleaning costs to remove marijuana smoke residue from the walls of rooms assigned to the University of Hawaii men's basketball team. - Read more...

New Jersey Takes a Gamble on Sports Betting

New Jersey Takes a Gamble on Sports Betting »

Sports betting in the United States has become a divisive subject in recent years, partially due to the incredible revenue potential it carries. Online sports betting in the U.S. nearly tripled from 2001 to 2005, resulting in revenues upwards of $4.2 billion. The federal government has effectively outlawed sports gambling through the creation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), with the only exception being for states that already had legalized gambling when PASPA was enacted (Delaware, Nevada, Montana, and Oregon). Certain states not within the exception are eager to take advantage of this cash cow to help balance their budgets. - Read more...

After O’Bannon: Potential Effects on College Recruitment

After O’Bannon: Potential Effects on College Recruitment »

All of us sports lovers have seen the movies with college recruitment themes in the storyline. These movies highlight the drama, excitement, and limits imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) surrounding the recruitment of players to colleges and universities. (For a list of recruitment-themed movies, visit Jon Talty, The 10 Best sports movies with recruiting story lines, AL.com, July 31, 2014.) Some of the most memorable movies are Necessary Roughness (1991) and Blue Chips (1994). In Blue Chips, despite the coach’s distaste for illegal recruitment, he contacts a “friend of the program” who buys one player a Lexus, another receives $30,000.00 in a gym bag, and yet another player’s mother gets a new home and a job. Similarly, in Necessary Roughness the smaller school gets stuck with the bottom-of-the-barrel players and the larger school receives nice uniforms, a plush bus, and personal tutors. Recently, this excitement and drama came to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California with the decision on Edward O’Bannon, et al., v. National Collegiate Athletic Association; Electronic Arts Inc.; and Collegiate Licensing Company. - Read more...